“No pressure, no diamonds.”
~ Mary Case
Breakfast: leftovers from dinner
Goals: write like a speed demon
Mental State: cheery, snappish, fantastic, tired
Could Use Right Now: cup of hot chocolate
Book Just Read: Lynn Kurland’s When I Fall In Love, which is excellent
Poodle: on the bed
Cats: on me
Character(s) I’ve Been Thinking Most About: Amiri, Rikki, Rictor
MEMOIRS INK FOURTH ANNUAL PERSONAL ESSAY WRITING CONTEST
$15 ENTRY FEE
This contest is open to any writer writing in English. (That means Canadians, Brits, Australians, and everyone else is welcome to enter). We are looking for first person stories based on your personal experiences. Any style. Limit 3,000 words (but don’t feel obligated to make it that long). First Place: $1,000; Second: $500; Third: $250. Winners published. Deadline: August 1, 2007 (postmark). Late Deadline: August 15, 2007 (additional $5 fee).
A WOMAN’S WRITE FICTION BOOK COMPETITION
$25 ENTRY FEE
Deadline November 30, 2007. $500 prize. Possible smaller prizes depending on the quality of the submissions. We are more interested in a good story well told than in attempts to sound literary or poetic. Send us your best, simplest work. Make us love or hate your characters by what you let them do and say. Get us involved in the plot by moving us skillfully from point A to point B. This is a fiction contest. Memoirs, biographies, and other nonfiction are not eligible for this competition. AWW is a resource for creative women. We want to encourage work by, for and about women, but stories about men will not be overlooked. Just be sure that your viewpoint rings true and the experiences you portray are authentic to the character and setting. Be natural. You must submit only the first 100 pages of your novel. You must also send a detailed, chapter-by-chapter plot synopsis for the entire novel; the synopsis can be up to two single-spaced pages.
ADIRONDACK LIFE WRITING CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
Writers are encouraged to tell the stories of forgotten Adirondackers, living or dead, using oral histories, interviews and personal observations. Material should be compelling, fresh�a perusal of Adirondack Life indexes in local libraries will indicate who has already been profiled in the magazine�s pages�and written with an eye for detail and honesty. These profiles should broaden our knowledge of life in the Adirondacks through the region�s noteworthy individuals. Entries must be unpublished, no more than 2,000 words and no fewer than 1,000, and postmarked by September 1, 2007. The winner, determined by Adirondack Life�s editorial staff, will be published in the December 2007 issue of the magazine and its writer will receive $500. Second- and third-place winners will appear on http://www.adirondacklife.com.
THE WRIGHT HOUSE
Heather Richie, Managing Director
32 Jones Street
Historic Norcross, GA 30071
Office (678) 261-8880
The Wright House is available year round to practicing poets and fiction writers. The residency is situated in the quaint, impoverished village of Elaine, Arkansas. We provide a few levels of accommodation (rental cars, Delta orientation tours, etc.), but in general, the home rents for $200 per week and individual poets and writers are limited to 4 weeks per year. The home is currently booked through June. You may apply for a period after that. A 20-page manuscript of a current or recent project is required for review.
Visiting artists who wish to participate in our regular residency program may come and stay for one month to nine months, November through July. Residencies for less time are considered based on demand for space; rent is by the month only. Application deadline for regular residencies that take place between November 2006 and July 2007 is June 15. However, artists are encouraged to apply throughout the year as we sometimes have cancellations.
ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL – UK
FELLOWSHIPS IN THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
The Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts scheme aims to support artists* as research fellows within a research environment. It provides for the salary of the fellow and associated costs. Fellowships can be held for either 2 or 3 years full time, or for five years at either 0.4 or 0.6 FTE. By artists, the AHRC is referring to visual artists, performers, musicians, creative writers, poets, and other producers of original creative work. Deadline September.
GEORGIA Magazine is the most widely read magazine for and about Georgians. Each issue celebrates the Georgia lifestyle in word and photo, revealing the spirit of its people and the flavor of its past in a friendly, conversational tone. Feature articles and departments focus on what�s in it for the reader, bringing home the story in a useful, personal way that touches their lives directly. Fees, including expenses, start at $500 for
EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL
Earth Island Journal, the award-winning quarterly environmental magazine, is happy to announce that we now have the budget to pay writers. We are paying 25 cents/word for in-depth features, and 20 cents/word for shorter dispatches. We are looking for investigative reporting and thought provoking essays that illustrate the subtle, but profound, connections between the environment and other contemporary issues. We want stories that scan the horizon and uncover environmental concerns before they become pressing problems. On-the-ground reports from outside North America are especially welcomed. Send detailed story pitches, along with writing samples and publication history, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conceive Magazine is for any woman contemplating or actively trying to start or expand a family: by natural conception, fertility treatments and assisted reproductive technologies, or adoption. Pays up to $1,000 for columns of 750 to 1,500 words.